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“Amazing Italian in unexpected place”
Review of La Scarola

La Scarola
Ranked #118 of 9,812 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Loop
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I went here for a work dinner and it was some if the best Italian I have ever had...what a gem!! The sausage and peppers, chicken parm were the best but in reality, everything was amazing. The portions are huge so be prepared to bring some home or try family style with a large group.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

A very small old neighborhood style restaurant tha serves excellent seafood, pasta, veal, dishes. I have tried almost everything on the menue and have not been disappointed. Great food, waiters and staff are right on the job.. The boss/chef owner is all over making sure everyone is pleased with what they ordered..recommend this place to anyone who wants old world cooking...

2  Thank John M
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Just like my Italian Grandmothers cooking and I got a little misty eyed eating the pasta and sausage. Others had veal Marsala and gnocchi. The food was great. The atmosphere greater and the service is the best. Loved the tight quarters, which adds to the ambience.
And the cannoli...madonna mia!

1  Thank Baked_again
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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I go to a new restaurant every anniversary. This year it was LaScarola. Outstanding food, service, and attention to details. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

You really are off the beaten path with this restaurant, but once you find it you'll enjoy yourself. On a Wednesday night this place was packed. All the red and older decor reminded me of some restaurants we recently visited in Italy. It's a small place and highly recommend that you make a reservation.

Food is good and plentiful, you will take home a doggie bag. Probably the best dish of the evening was the fish, I think it was one of the best fish dishes I have ever eatten, melted in your mouth with a wonderful taste but nothing that over powered the fish. This isn't the kind of place you go for fancy decor, but if you want to leave with a smile on your face, a full stomach and left overs, this is the place.

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1  Thank Terry M
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